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Caring for Young Hearts: Grenada Heart Foundation’s 300th Patient

Almost 30 years after helping its first Grenadian child obtain critical heart care, the Grenada Heart Foundation (GHF), a charitable, non-profit organization administered by St. George’s University, sent its milestone 300th patient, Jaydee, to the Richmond Hospital in Virginia for heart surgery. Surgeries like Jaydee’s can cost up to $1 million USD, but thanks to the GHF and the many ... Read More »

MISIT Invites Kids to Byte Into IT

St. George’s University’s Management Information Systems/Information Technology (MISIT) Student Association recently launched BeIT, a program geared at sharing some of its IT knowledge with young technology users. Working together with the Athletic Development Group (ADG), MISIT held its first session for kids age 8-12 at the University on Saturday, December 7, conducting an Internet safety workshop that covered topics like ... Read More »

BSEC Forum Brings Caribbean Issues to the Fore

At the annual conference of the Bioethics Society of the English-Speaking Caribbean (BSEC) held on November 16 at St. George’s University (SGU) and hosted by SGU’s Bioethics Department, speakers delved into a wide range of topics relevant to the Caribbean, including child abuse and corporal punishment.  Dr. Barbara Landon, neuropsychologist and Associate Professor at St. George’s University, along with colleague ... Read More »

Recreational Venue for Residents of Elderly Home

Courtesy of St. George’s University, residents at the Richmond Home for the Elderly can utilize a new dedicated recreational venue on the premises – a large tent capable of hosting a wide range of recreational activities. The idea of a tent arose following a workshop for the nurses at the compound. Honorable Ann David-Antoine, Advisor to the Minister of Health ... Read More »

St. George’s University Students Usher in a Season of Goodwill

St. George’s University students from the Iota Epsilon Alpha (IEA) Medical Honors Society and Urban Humanitarian Projects (UHP) ushered in a season of goodwill with building renovations and gifts of mattresses for residents of the Richmond Hill Home and Dorothy Hopkins Home, respectively. On Thursday, November 28, the students unveiled a new and improved Richmond Hill Home, a residence for ... Read More »

The Human-Animal Bond Made Real: St. George’s University Josh Project Recognized by Grenada Ministry of Health

Little children heading into surgery or in the throes of a debilitating disease need all the comfort they can get.  SGU students have begun a project to give these children personal comfort kits, called a Josh Kit, to help them get through their ordeals.  The Grenada Ministry of Health has presented a Certificate of Appreciation to St. George’s University’s Josh ... Read More »

SGU Student Group Gives Facelift to Mount Gay Mental Hospital

Volunteers from St. George’s University student group Public Health Students Association (PHSA) have embarked upon a project at the Mount Gay Mental Hospital aimed at brightening not only the physical facility but the patients as well. On September 28, while some volunteers painted the male dormitory and restroom, others delighted patients with music, conversation, singing and dancing, coloring, cookie decorating, ... Read More »

SGU Student Groups Join Forces in Fundraising to Blast Away Brain Cancer

Not long after Little Kylie had endured one round of chemotherapy for medulloblastoma, a rare and serious brain cancer, she and her family learned that she was not yet out of the woods. She needed further treatments that they could not afford. The Limes Afterschool Program, run by St. George’s University’s Significant Others Organization (SOO), pitched in and raised nearly ... Read More »

ECO Helps Remove 391kg of Underwater Debris

Volunteers from Education Conservation Outreach (ECO), a St. George’s University School of Arts and Sciences student group, participated in a dive cleanup of Grand Anse beach as part of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) campaign. The students assisted Eco Dive, the host of this cleanup, along with friends of environmental advocacy in collecting 391kg of debris, including glass and plastic bottles, vehicle ... Read More »

SGU Faculty Designs Nutmeg Solar Dryer

Dr. Dirk Burkhardt, professor of neuroscience at St. George’s University and cofounder of Grenada Solar Power Ltd. (GrenSol), may have revolutionized the nutmeg processing procedure at the Gouyave nutmeg plant, creating a unique solar dryer that cuts drying time in half, eliminates the need for stirring or herbicides, and reduces hazard to the workers. And to top it off, the ... Read More »

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